Natassja presented at Tender Table on May 12 at People’s Food Co-op in Portland, OR.
One sentence to describe yourself and where you came from : Born to unconventional parents in Portland, OR - usually quiet but always curious.
What will you be presenting on? Finding identity at the grocery store.
Best piece of advice you ever got about cooking: Clean as you go.
If you could only eat one meal forever, it would be: An egg on top of rice with fermented hot sauce, and a nice salad on the side.
Favorite food: Chaat / Curry noodle soups
Recommended reading: Fortune Cookie Chronicles by Jennifer 8 Lee; A Square Meal: A Culinary History of the Great Depression by Andrew Coe and Jane Ziegelman; Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the Poor by Virginia Eubanks
Best meals: Meals with small groups of friends.
Food you’d like to try: Anything spicy and meat free.
Additional comments: There's nothing wrong with simple food.